Yes, he can.
We don't like to talk politics here, but this is simply unavoidable.
In what will be remembered as the most important presidential election in America's history, Barack Obama won, and will become the 44th President of the United States, and the first ever African-American to hold the office.
Keep up with all the latest news, results and reactions over at RCP.
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